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Thermoelectric Technologies in Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries

Until alternative sources of fuel are widely accepted and utilized in society, we will continue to rely on the mining, oil, and gas industries to produce and deliver our fuel supply. Shifting economic demands, environmental restrictions, and growth of commercial and residential developments have forced wells, plants, drilling operations, and refineries to be “off the grid” and located where there is no access to electrical power. In order to function normally and safely, they must maintain operations 24 hours a day and be completely self-reliant in terms of generating electricity - this means they need to use batteries and generators as their primary energy sources. Easy right? What about their declining energy efficiency because of waste heat?

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This entry was posted in Waste heat recovery , Energy Harvesting and renewable energy on July 24, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Body Heat - The Future to Charging Medical Devices

Current implanted medical devices, including pacemakers, have an enormous drawback due to their limited battery life. If a patient’s battery within their medical device runs out of power unexpectedly, it can have serious health implicants. This shortcoming restricts the ability for long term usage, but there may be a solution- the human body itself.

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Thermoelectric Roadways of the Future

The automotive industry is shifting to being powered by renewable energy sources, which we wrote about in a previous blog post, but this technology might also be changing the current roadway infrastructure. Thermoelectric technology has made it possible to consider the modification of existing roadways and turning them into energy-producing roadways. With the enormous surface area of existing roads, there is promising potential to produce a massive amount of energy with the ability to power surrounding areas.

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Gas Turbine Waste Heat Recovery

Gas turbines are becoming increasingly popular in industrial production. Although gas turbines have decreased carbon emissions over the past 20-years, energy continues to be emitted externally and internally as exhaust. In fact, gas turbines generate 80% of all CO2 emissions from offshore activities.

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This entry was posted in Waste heat recovery on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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